Aicha lives with his grandmother. He is responsible for caring for children and running errands. His grandmother is sometimes employed. There are 4 children in the family.
Playing group games is Aicha's favorite activity. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends Bible class.
Please remember Aicha in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Aicha lives on the plains of Sector 30 Yamtenga/Ragnango, home to approximately 55,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud or concrete brick walls and corrugated iron roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, guinea pig, fish, bread, beef, rice, potatoes and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria, meningitis, typhoid, coughs and ringworm. Most adults are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $30 per month.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of AC Yamtenga Child Development Center to provide Aicha with Bible teaching, games, hygiene education, social clubs, community service opportunities and tuition. In addition, reading and writing skills classes are available for non-schooled children. Forty-three percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are either underage or lack economic resources.
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in western Africa. It's slightly larger than Colorado and mostly flat with undulating plains and hills in the west and southeast. The country's climate is tropical with warm, dry winters, hot, dry summers and a three-month rainy season.
Burkina Faso, with a population of 13 million, is one of the poorest countries in the world. With no coastlines and ports, the country has few natural resources, fragile soil and an unequal distribution of income. About 90 percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, (mainly subsistence) which is vulnerable to variations in rainfall. The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the country is 1.6% of the population. French is the official language, although native African languages belonging to the Sudanic family are spoken by 90 percent of the population. About 50 percent of the population is Muslim, 40 percent practice indigenous religions and about 10 percent are Christian, both Catholic and Protestant.
Originally colonized by the French, Burkina Faso gained its independence in 1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Burkina Faso's high population density and limited natural resources result in poor economic prospects for the majority of its citizens. Every year, thousands of seasonal farm workers seek employment in neighboring Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana where they are adversely affected by instability in those regions.
Map of Burkina Faso
Child's Location: In Ouagadougou